Friday, July 12, 2024

2024 Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners

From the Society of Professional Journalists.


Congrats to this year's recipients of the Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Rob Rogers won in the category of Editorial Cartooning (circulation 40,000+), 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Canada's heat wave

From Vetustideces.


Canada's heat wave has sparked a humorous wave of softened architecture. 

The warped CN Tower in Toronto stands out in the urban panorama of David Parkins in The Globe and Mail, Bado turned those of the tower of the Federal Parliament of Canada located in Ottawa into soft Dalinian clocks. 

Monday, June 24, 2024

Jules Feiffer on the Artists and Works from His Collection

From Swann Auction Galleries.

David Levine, Jules Feiffer with Cigar, 1983, unpublished.

Jules Feiffer’s career spans decades, producing a remarkable range of projects and generating numerous awards and honors. 

His contributions to the field of comics since his start in the late 1940s have been recognized with his induction into the Comic Book Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writers Guild of America. 

His satirical strip, Feiffer, which explored contemporary politics and social issues, ran for 42 years and earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1986

Friday, June 21, 2024

Cartoonist Symposium in Montreal

 


Canadian and American editorial cartoonists, as well as a few European guests, will meet this fall in conjunction with a conference on the digital future of the profession organized by the Université du Quebec à Montréal.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Iranian Cartoonist Sentenced to Six Years

From The Daily Cartoonist


From Iran International:
The Revolutionary Court of Tehran has handed down a six-year prison sentence to Atena Farghadani, a cartoonist targeted for her critique of the government.

According to her attorney, Mohammad Moqimi, Farghadani has been behind bars since her arrest on April 13, charged with “insulting sacred values and propagating against the ruling system”.
 
Farghadani received five years for the former and an additional year for the latter. Moqimi blasted the proceedings as a “sham trial” in a post on the X, denouncing the judiciary’s manipulation of charges to secure the harshest possible sentence.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

"What, Me Worry? The Art and Humor of MAD Magazine" Exhibition

From the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Illustration by Richard Williams

The Norman Rockwell Museum will explore the art and satire of MAD magazine in the exhibit, What, Me Worry? The Art and Humor of MAD Magazine. 

Over 150 pieces of original art will be displayed, including paintings, drawings, cartoons, ephemera, artifacts, and other media. 

One gallery will be focused solely on the work of Mort Drucker, who spent more than five decades drawing caricatures and illustrations for MAD.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Rainer Hachfeld 1939-2024


German political cartoonist and playwright Rainer Hachfeld died of a stroke in Berlin on May 27.

Born on March 9, 1939 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Hachfeld studied animation and stage design from 1956 to 1960 at the Master School for Arts and Crafts in Berlin